Noise Pollution: 262 contraventions from Jan to March 2016

The number of contraventions established by Police in respect of loud noise emission by auto/motorcycles for the past two years up to end of March

2016 is as follows –

For the year 2014     784

For the year 2015     1281

For the year 2016 (up to end of March 2016)  262 The number of persons convicted for using auto cycles/motorcycles with modified silencers for the same period is 1846. Contraventions are being established based on excessive noise perceived by the ears of the officer establishing the contravention and upon verification of the exhaust pipe that is if the vehicle has been fitted with an extension or the silencer has been altered for causing excessive or greater noise.


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